Random Writing Quote:
“I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me”
Speaker: Brett Battles
Date: October 15, 2016
"Writing in Multiple Genres, Publishing Avenues, and Expanding Your Brand"
Brett was born and raised in southern California. His parents, avid readers, instilled the love of books in him early on, and there were many days his mom would kick him out of the house in the afternoon just so he would get a little sunshine.
His debut novel, The Cleaner (The Jonathan Quinn Thrillers #1), was nominated for the 2008 Barry Award for Best Thriller, and the 2008 Shamus Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, The Deceived, won the 2009 Barry Award for Best Thriller. He received an additional Barry Award nomination for the fourth in his Quinn series, The Silenced.
Upcoming speaker for November 19, 2016:
Speaker: Ara Grigorian
Story Beats are at the heart of every story. Story beats are the events, the decisions, or discoveries that alter the way our protagonist pursues her goal. Understanding the core beats that all great stories share, and learning to use them, makes us better story tellers, and our writing more impactful, poignant and memorable.